As a stylist, I am constantly putting together shopping lists for my clients in order to identify the pieces that their wardrobes and thus, their lifestyles, would most benefit from. While every list is customized to the individual, there are common threads that run through them all.
When it comes to summer footwear, here are the 6 styles that prove relevant again and again, year in and year out, for the widest range of people and situations.
The T-Strap Sandal
This flat sandal can be dressed up or down and is flattering to the foot.
The Platform Wedge Sandal
Best done in a mid-tone to pale brown or a natural canvas with a woven or cork base, this is the comfortable way to wear heels in the summer.
The Canvas Sneaker
If you have some walking to do or you are wearing a sporty outfit, a classic canvas sneaker in a neutral color always makes sense.
The Heeled Dress Sandal
Because summer weddings and other seasonal celebrations are inevitable, keep a heeled dress sandal in black or nude-for-you on hand.
The Leather Slide
Whether in the form of a flip-flop, a preppy Jack Roger or the season’s it-sandal, the Birkenstock, a leather slide will serve you well.
As either a flat or a heel, the peep-toe is an elegant and lady-like way to show off your pedicure.
Of course there are many other styles of summer footwear that can make stylish and useful additions to a modern wardrobe – the espadrille, the d’orsay sandal, heel or flat, the gladiator or cage sandal and even the huarache – but the 6 above, in my humble opinion, are the most versatile and universal. So, take a minute to evaluate your closet and determine what, if any, you are missing. I promise that your wardrobe will thank you!
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Over the years, the airline industry has experienced many twists and turns – and one of the most remarkable has been the evolution of the stewardess or airline hostess. That said I was stopped in my tracks by an article in Travel & Leisure, April 2020 titled “Taking Wing.” It featured a photo of a flight attendant’s dress from 1965 and was skillfully written by Ann Hood who has delivered a detailed on-the-scene report.
In a city like New York, that has a population of close to nine million, it’s great to know that there’s something for everyone. This gave me the idea to write about fun and/or favorite spots in all five boroughs, namely: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. So, in this blog we’ll cover places I’ve personally enjoyed over the years and spots mentioned in an article that ran in Condé Nast Traveler magazine in April 2020. Here are five slices of the Big Apple:
Roughly eight years ago, I was chatting with a young lady in her twenties when she started raving about something called “Birchbox.” I stopped her at once and said, “What on earth is Birchbox?” Well, she looked at me as if I had two heads and said with dismay, “You don’t know about Birchbox!”
We use Italian lingerie sizing for our bodywear and items tend to run small.
Because of the body-hugging nature of the fabric and our body conscious fit most women prefer to wear our layering tops as under-layers. If you are inclined to wear them on their own we suggest you size up. Please email us or give us a call if you have questions about your sizing. We're happy to help you get it right.
Relaxed fit. Wear alone or over any of our layering tees or camisoles.
Please email us or give us a call if you have questions about your sizing. We're happy to help you get it right.
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